“This is why I lost to Zverev,” says Djokovic ahead of US Open clash

Novak Djokovic explains the reason why he lost to Sascha Zverev during the Olympic Games before their US Open clash 

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Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev are going to clash in a highly-anticipated US Open semi-final. The Serbian sensation is seeking immortality by winning a historical year Grand Slam.

Novak Djokovic will have to overcome a huge hurdle in the semi-final of the American slam when he faces an extremely dangerous Sascha Zverev.

The German champion defeated Novak Djokovic in the recent Olympic Games before winning the gold medal. During the press conference that followed Novak Djokovic’s successful quarter-final against Matteo Berrettini, Djokovic elaborated about his upcoming match against Sascha.

“The Olympic Games have been a tough ending for me emotionally. But I did dominate the tournament until the semifinals. I was 6-1, 3-2 against Zverev, who was also playing very well. Just I played great, great tennis. Then, unfortunately, game fell apart. It happens.

I just started to doubt my shots a bit. He started to read my serve well. He has a tremendous serve. He got a lot of free points on his service games. Next thing you know he won it. He won it comfortably in the end. Deserved to win a gold medal obviously with the way he was playing. He hasn’t lost a match since.”

Djokovic at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021

Novak Djokovic Stats info

Currently the world no.1, Djokovic owns an overall 43-5 win-loss record in 2021. Novak is playing at the moment at the U.S. Open where he managed to beat Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 6-1 6-75 6-2 6-1, Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 6-3 6-2, Kei Nishikori 6-74 6-3 6-3 6-2, Jenson Brooksby 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 and Matteo Berrettini 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3.

Novak Djokovic will face the world no.4 Alexander Zverev in the semifinal on Friday at 7:00 pm on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Their current record is 6-3 for Djokovic.

Djokovic clinched 4 titles in 2021 at the Australian Open, in Belgrade, at the French Open and in Wimbledon. The Serbian got to the final in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia).

Novak won 85 titles in his career: 48 on hard courts, 17 on clay courts, 13 on indoor courts and 7 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

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Zverev at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021

Alexander Zverev Stats info

Now ranked no.4, Alexander achieved a composed 43-11 record in 2021. Zverev is playing at the U.S. Open where he defeated Sam Querrey 6-4 7-5 6-2, Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1 6-0 6-3, Jack Sock 3-6 6-2 6-3 2-1 ret., Jannik Sinner 6-4 6-4 7-67 and Lloyd Harris 7-66 6-3 6-4.

Alexander Zverev will fight against the world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinal on Friday at 7:00 pm on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Their current record is 6-3 for Djokovic.

Alexander has won 4 titles in 2021 in Acapulco, in Madrid, in Tokyo and in Cincinnati.

The German won 17 titles in his career: 6 on hard courts, 6 on clay courts and 5 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)

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Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev fought against each other 9 times. Their current head to head is 6-3 for Djokovic. Previously, the last time they locked horns, Alexander Zverev won 1-6 6-3 6-1 in the semifinal in Tokyo (Olympics) on the 30th of July 2021.

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